The following Bridge Street District (BSD) districts are hereby created. The districts described by §153.058 are intended to be used for all land within the Bridge Street District. Unless otherwise specifically noted, after the effective date of this amendment all development and redevelopment within the BSD zoning districts shall be consistent with §153.057, General Purpose and subject to the regulations of §§153.058 through 153.066. Other provisions of Chapters 152 and 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances apply in the BSD zoning districts. Where there are conflicts, the provisions of §§153.058 through 153.066 shall prevail. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit an application for rezoning to any non-BSD zoning district provided in this Chapter.
The Bridge Street District zoning districts are generally based on the District Framework of the Bridge Street District Area Plan. The purpose of the Framework is to allow development regulations to be adapted to the unique conditions present in each area. Although each district is unique, the five Vision Principles are intended to create a cohesive area, based on the concepts of walkability and urban vitality to support the quality of life for residents of all generations.
The titles of each district are intended to describe the predominant land use character and/or special geographic locations rather than a single type of use. The following further describes the intent of each BSD zoning district.
(1) BSD Residential
The intent of this district is to accommodate single-family, two-family, townhouse, live-work and multiple-family uses in mid-rise development. The BSD Residential district integrates existing and new residential developments to create true neighborhoods and add to the population base needed to help support nearby retail and office development. Uses are generally limited to residential and small-scale residential support uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A.
(2) BSD Office Residential
The intent of this district is to accommodate a mix of office and multiple-family residential development at higher densities and in larger buildings. This district offers great flexibility to take advantage of visibility and access for office uses, with opportunities to create residential neighborhoods to support the adjacent BSD zoning districts. Uses include a mix of residential, personal service, and commercial uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A.
(3) BSD Office
The intent of this district is to allow a mix of offices and retail support uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A. The BSD Office district provides significant additional development capacity and redevelopment opportunities that foster office uses with a walkable design along signature streets, and provides increased accessibility and an improved roadway network to ease traffic pressure along major roadways.
(4) BSD Commercial
This district applies generally to existing retail centers and other low-rise commercial uses, including single use freestanding retail buildings, as listed in Table 153.059-A. Properties initially zoned into this district may be eligible for rezoning to the BSD Vertical Mixed Use District or to other surrounding BSD zoning districts when future redevelopment to higher densities is desired.
(5) BSD Historic Core
This district applies to the historic center of Dublin and reinforces the character of this area as the centerpiece of the Bridge Street District. The district focuses on ensuring sensitive infill development and redevelopment and providing an improved environment for walking while accommodating vehicles. The district accepts building types that are consistent with the historic development pattern of Historic Dublin, subject to review by the Architectural Review Board, and permit similar uses that support a highly walkable setting, as listed in Table 153.059-A.
(6) BSD Historic Residential
The intent of this district is to permit the preservation and development of homes on existing or new lots that are comparable in size, mass, and scale, while maintaining and promoting the traditional residential character of the Historic Dublin area. The purpose of these regulations is to protect the scale and character of the original platted village by maintaining regulations consistent with the previous Historic Residential zoning in place prior to the adoption of this amendment, as listed in Table 153.059-A.
(7) BSD Sawmill Center Neighborhood
This district applies to the majority of the commercial areas at the east end of the District. The standards of the BSD Sawmill Center Neighborhood create an active, walkable destination through integration of a strong mix of uses. Development within this district relies on the provision of physical and visual connections through improved access and enhanced visibility from Sawmill Road, and links to adjacent neighborhoods and open spaces.
This district accommodates a wide variety of building types and permitted uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A. Redevelopment of the BSD Sawmill Center area creates a walkable, mixed use core as the east anchor of the District. The district is subject to the specific neighborhood standards defined in §153.063(C), establishing open space patterns, location requirements for building types, and permitting pedestrian-oriented, mixed use shopping areas.
(8) BSD Historic Transition Neighborhood
This district complements the BSD Historic Core district by accommodating a variety of building types within a finer grained street and block network and uses consistent with that district. It accommodates uses similar to those in the BSD Historic Core district, as listed in Table 153.059-A. Development allows an extension of the walkable mixed use character of the BSD Historic Core district on the larger parcels within this district. The district is subject to the specific neighborhood standards defined in §153.063(D). These requirements establish open space patterns and location requirements for building types, provide additional residential opportunities, and extend the small scale commercial activities of the BSD Historic Core district.
(9) BSD Indian Run Neighborhood
This district applies to the larger parcels north and west of the Indian Run and south of I-270, including adjacent properties fronting the north side of Bridge Street. The BSD Indian Run Neighborhood district is intended to develop as a new walkable, mixed use district that takes advantage of excellent highway visibility, an improved road network, and proximity to Historic Dublin and the natural areas flanking the Indian Run. Development within the district relies on a comprehensive road network providing connections within the Indian Run district and to the rest of the District, as well as sensitivity of development at its edges given its proximity to Historic Dublin and the Indian Run.
This district accommodates a wide variety of building types and permitted uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A. Redevelopment of the area creates a walkable, mixed use core as the west anchor of the District. The district is subject to specific neighborhood standards defined in §153.063(E). These regulations are intended to establish natural and man-made open space patterns; build pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular networks; provide location requirements for building types; and foster a pedestrian-oriented, neighborhood scale mixed use shopping area.
(10) BSD Scioto River Neighborhood
The standards of the BSD Scioto River Neighborhood are intended to create an active, walkable destination through integration of a vibrant mix of uses. Development in this district is oriented toward the Scioto River and the public spaces along the riverfront, and includes important vehicular and bicycle links to adjacent neighborhoods and open spaces.
This district accommodates a wide variety of building types and permitted uses, as listed in Table 153.059-A. Development of the BSD Scioto River Neighborhood area establishes a walkable, mixed-use core as the center of the Bridge Street District. The district is subject to the specific neighborhood standards defined in §153.063(F), establishing open space patterns, location requirements for building types, and permitting pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use shopping areas.
(11) BSD Vertical Mixed Use
The intent of this district is to allow a wide variety of mid-rise, mixed use development, including vertical mixed use with ground floor retail, and large format retail with liner buildings, as listed in Table 153.059-A. It is intended to be available for areas initially zoned into the BSD Indian Run Neighborhood, BSD Scioto River Neighborhood and BSD Sawmill Center Neighborhood districts, once these areas are developed and the applicable neighborhood standards are no longer needed to establish the organization and hierarchy of places. The district may be applied to areas initially zoned to the BSD Commercial District or elsewhere in the Bridge Street District as may be deemed appropriate when future redevelopment to higher densities is desired. Accordingly, the district is not intended to be mapped at the time the BSD zoning districts are initially adopted.
(12) BSD Public
This district applies to a variety of public spaces and facilities, including but not limited to schools, parks, open spaces, and places that accommodate more intensive recreation, such as outdoor entertainment venues, as listed in Table 153.059-A. It also applies to lands in and adjacent to rivers and creeks on which development is limited due to inclusion in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated floodplain as regulated by this chapter, or lands that have special cultural or environmental sensitivity.